In The Pipeline: Arrow Senior Living Opens 35th Community; $55M Expansion on Tap for Emerald Heights in Washington

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Construction: In Progress

AHEPA starts on fifth affordable senior housing project

AHEPA Senior Living announced the start of construction of its fifth affordable senior housing community in Des Moines, Iowa. 

Known as AHEPA 192 IV, the $22 million community will be a three-story, 90-unit affordable senior housing community on a 4.4-acre plot and be the fifth affordable community managed by ASL in the Des Moines area.


The company has developed and managed more than 90 affordable communities in 21 states.

APAH celebrates Virginia community grand opening

The Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) held a grand opening for Oakwood Meadow Senior Residences on Thursday, marking the start of move-ins for the new affordable housing development in Alexandria, Virginia.

A total of 150 units were opened at the community.


Emerald Heights lifeplan community starts expansion project

Emerald Heights life plan community in Redmond, Washington has broken ground on its new, $55 million AL project.

The 67,555 square-foot extension will bring 54 one-bedroom apartments to the community’s AL offering and add a new dining space, activity rooms, outdoor patio and centralized courtyard.

Design for the project was led by architectural firm Rice Fergus Miller. Earlier expansion projects were added in 2014.

Construction is being handled by GLY Construction and work is expected to be completed by late next year. 

Construction: Completed

Arrow Senior Living opens Arkansas community

Arrow Senior Living recently announced the opening of The Summit Senior Living at Chenal Valley in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The community was built by O’Reilly Development and is located on a 12-acre site near outdoor recreation, shopping and fine dining.

The 163,000 square-foot community offers 96 IL units, 44 AL units and 18 memory care units. Amenities include state-of-the-art technology, full-service restaurant, indoor swimming pool, fitness center and an emphasis on outdoor living with an outdoor kitchen, fire pit, shuffleboard, games and pavilion space.

The Summit Senior Living at Chenal Valley is the first Arrow-operated community in Arkansas and its 35th community overall.

Other noteworthy projects

Construction: Planned

-Liberty Senior Living plans to revive a dormant active adult community, The Preserve at Oak Island.

-Serenbe plans a new senior living center.

-A new senior living community is planned for Lewisville, Texas.

-Plans for an affordable senior housing community in Guilderland, New York have been withdrawn.

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